Film Review: 'Greedy Lying Bastards'

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★★☆☆☆ An obnoxious, Michael Moore-aping battle cry against big industry and its ties to climate change denial, Craig Scott Rosebraugh's subtly titled Greedy Lying Bastards (2012) may have the very best of intentions, but fails to hold interest due to its fragmented structure and lack of cold, hard figures. It quickly becomes difficult to separate fact from opinion, culminating in a doc far less provocative than Al Gore's The Inconvenient Truth, Jeff Orlowski's superb Chasing Ice and other films of that ilk. "It's time to really hit these bastards where it hurts," Rosebraugh proclaims - something this petty offering fails to do.

Greedy Lying Bastards sets out to castigate the seemingly reprehensible individuals and organisations responsible for spreading doubt and mistrust on the climate change issue, predominantly through right-wing media sympathisers including - of course - Fox News. With his targets encompassing the Koch Brothers and ExxonMobil, as well
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